Motion - Support Question 2009x 05x 01x 150546

Two similar webcams

Question

Hello,

I have a Ubuntu 8.10 server running at home, and would like to include 2 same webcams. The setting of 2 devices with Motion presents no problem.

However, when I use 2 of the same webcams motion only allows me to access one of the both.

lsusb:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
->Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0ac8:303b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 WebCam
->Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0ac8:303b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 WebCam
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c050 Logitech, Inc. RX 250 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu 8.10

-- FlorianAsche - 01 May 2009

Follow Up

Florian, what do you mean by "access one of both" ? ... what are the message in logs ?

Please submit more information , motion.conf / threadX.conf , log messages, etc

My guess is you are using both cameras plugged to one PCI USB Host and you probably need to use a dedicated one for each camera.

-- AngelCarpintero - 05 Aug 2009

Answer

Topic revision: r2 - 05 Aug 2009, AngelCarpintero
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